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Solar heating for greenhouses

Greenhouse Kits, Commercial & Hobby Greenhouses and Hydroponic Systems from Growers Supply

Marigolds mixed with veggies to repel bugs

"Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese bee

Old Ways Handy Farm Devices - Cobleigh - chapter 3b  Perhaps something like this can be rigged to keep rainwater cistern clean

❧ Old Ways Handy Farm Devices - Cobleigh - chapter Perhaps something like this can be rigged to keep rainwater cistern clean. Incredibly clever auto-leveling fill to keep both barrels filling appropriately.

diy Filter rain water in a barrel (or other container), with sand, charcoal etc)

diy Filter rain water in a barrel (or other container), with sand, charcoal etc) SOMEWHAT effective, yet incompletely

100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel - If you want filtered water right from a rain barrel this is for you. For gardening, rainwater is, naturally, best unfiltered, But for household use, the vintage book says the following instructions yield a cheap and easy way to make a filter just as good as a patent filter costing 10 times as much.

Links to 100 year old homestead book with tons of interesting homestead/survival techniques.